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The Thing

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I went to TAFE today to photocopy someshit and to leave not to attend classes (I am sposed to be catching up on work) and I saw The Thing on shelves for hire so I hired it because it's an old John Carpenter flick - Escape From New York, Halloween, Assault On Precinct 13 etc.

 

I have just finished watching it and would have to say it is easily on of the best horror films I have ever seen in my life, the special effects fucking rock, this is the best of his films ive seen you all need to see it.

 

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I see you have discovered the light kown as the thing.

 

the same thing happend to me maby two years ago...saw it a cd store and grabbed it just because...

 

now it is my favorite horror flick

 

and this IS kurt russles best

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You "hired" the movie?

 

But yeah, this is a bad ass horror movie. the part where the thing starts killing all those dogs in the pen gave me nightmares for years.

 

The whole claustrophobic aspect of the research base, the mens paranoia and one gruesome monster makes for what could be considered an earthbound version of "Alien"

 

So, did you see the deleted scene where the black guy gets killed towards the end? I heard it had some crazy stop motion creature effects.

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Indeed, a classic. I've seen it numorous times and enjoy it more and more with each viewing.

 

 

Interesting trivia fact about John Carpenter. He composed and played the music himself for all of his older films. Most of the time it was all done on an ARP 2600, a widely-loved vintage synthesizer. Here's a picture:

 

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niggas are just discovering the thing? its a remake of a 50s movie...I saw it way back in the 80s... still classic..it was just on cable too recently...

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Yeah ive decided I have to purchase that shit, it's been stuck in my mind the whole time I was at work, watching Australia qualify for the world cup and even now, I am watching it again.

 

Damn that thing was intense, it did all this fucking cool shit like eat someones head from it's owned body's head.

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fermentor coming with the nerd fact!

nerd fact deuce: rob bottine, the guy that did the

special fx for that used to be one of my little

mini-heroes back in grade 8 when me and my

best friend used to make clay molds of rawhead

rex and little latex scars while reading fangoria.

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yeah this is in my top 10 favs!

 

i love the fact that carpenter always scored the movies himself. the music always enhanced the tension or suspense of his films (halloween, the thing, the fog, etc..)

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Originally posted by LENS@Nov 16 2005, 01:49 AM

But yeah, this is a bad ass horror movie. the part where the thing starts killing all those dogs in the pen gave me nightmares for years.

 

 

I also.

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that synth looks udd dope!

 

 

yea the THING is one of the better movies that ive seen.

has anyone played the game?

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OOPS, I was wrong, someone else did the music for the Thing.

 

 

Here's Carpenter and Alan Howath working in the studio for Escape from New York.

 

 

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And Carpenter hasn't made a good movie since In the Mouth of Madness.

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